Did you know birch hardwood is the softest of hardwoods? Even though it is approved as a hardwood flooring option and is very beautiful; it is very, very soft. The common saying to tell birch from maple is just to press your nail into it and see if it dents, if it dents it is birch. That being said red birch looks elegant and is naturally very beautiful. You just have to be very careful to not dent the wood, dropping things and animals nails are two big causes of dents in birch flooring.
What the floor looked like after the Refinish:
The sanding process used on the floor was as follows:
- 40 grit hummel
- 60 grit trio
- 80 grit edger
- 100 grit trio
The finish used on this red birch wood floor was SunFinish. It is a very nice finish that is very clear and has great durability. The best part about SunFinish is it is a UV product. With a UV product you are able to use your floor the moment we leave your house. By use I mean you can wear shoes, put furniture back or anything you normally do on your floor. You do not need to wait 5-7 days to use it again.
The process of putting the finish down is as follows:
- Bond/seal coat
- Bodybuilder coat
- Finish UV coat
If you have any questions about different types of wood or different finish types feel free to email or call us.